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The Hobie Fishing World Championship 6

Xiaohong Ma of China will defend his 2015 Hobie Fishing World Championship title. Fifty anglers from 18 countries are gathering in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana this week for one of the greatest spectacles in kayak fishing: the Hobie Fishing World Championship. The action will play out at HobieFishingWorlds.com and the Hobie Fishing Facebook page. Click through for...

Footwear Field Test: NRS Velocity Shoe

NRS Velocity; $90 (www.nrs.com) NRS has a long pedigree of making solid river equipment, so it was natural that we found the Velocity boot to be a performer. The sole is thick, abrasion-resistant rubber that performs admirably over slick rock and mud. The construction is lightweight and can fold into a tight compartment if need be. We recommend...

Footwear Field Test: Five Ten Eddy

Five Ten Eddy; $100 (www.fiveten.com) Five Ten brings its legendary high-traction rubber to its new paddling shoe, the Eddy, a versatile water sneaker that finally bridges the gap in Five Ten’s line between the minimalist Water Tennie and the beefy Canyoneer 3. While the Water Tennie was more of a beefed up bootie, the Eddy is a low-profile...

Footwear Field Test: Body Glove Dynamo Rapid

Body Glove Dynamo; $60 (www.bodyglove.com) Lightweight and fast, the Dynamo Rapid is all about keeping your feet protected while not slowing you down. If you’re not carrying a load and prefer the lighter feel of a simple shoe with decent traction, these would be a good fit. The Dynamo can be worn barefoot or with a neoprene sock...

Footwear Field Test: Keen Aphlex

Keen Aphlex; $150 (www.keenfootwear.com) The Aphlex is one of Keen’s newest additions to its hiking shoe lineup and comes in both male and female models. Excited to test the waterproof design, we took it to the lakes and muddy portages of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters. The rubber sole boasted solid traction over the slick rocks and greasy mud, even under heavy...

Semit Lee nominated for Nat Geo Adventurer of the Year

Wild Fox Gorge (Qinghai Province): The Yellow River suddenly narrowed down from a few hundred meters wide to a gorge with no more than four meters wide. With the impact of the riptide, I had to try my best to leave here alive. Photograph Courtesy Semit Lee Over 234 days, Semit paddled 3,411 miles through rapids and remote gorges...

I @$*!# Missed

There aren't many feelings like seeing a buck approach through the woods. Your heart rate cranks way up, and remaining calm, cool, and collected can be a challenge for any hunter. If you are lucky, the time comes to line up a shot and squeeze the trigger. Often, that moment is the culmination of months or even years of...

Campfire 101: A complete explanation of ferro rod fire starters

Editor’s note: This article was originally written by our friends at OFFGRID. Check out their site for more survival-related tips. Ferrocerium: It’s a word that sounds like it should describe the contents of a pill bottle from the drugstore rather than a tool in your survival kit. Adding to this confusion, ferrocerium rods, or “ferro The post Campfire 101:...

Kayak Surf Fishing

By Peter HinckKayak fishing in the suds Feel like fishing onshore today? Kayak doubles as a surf fishing cart. The fall bait run along the beach is some of the most exciting fishing you can do in Florida. And a kayak is a great vehicle for getting in on the action. Casting or trolling plugs, jigs and live...